Did you know...In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New France. Allowances were granted to familes with ten or more children. Bonuses were provided to men who married before age 20 and to women who married before age 16. Free education was promised to the 26th child! (Yes, the 26th child.)
Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
Monument dedicated to Pierre Tremblay and Ozanne Achon, ancestors of the Tremblays of America located in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, QC, Canada
Laforest, Thomas J., Our French Canadian Ancestors, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, 1984
The Tremblay name originates in France in the Normandy region. The earliest known Tremblay is Bernard de Tremblay who died in 1155. Next we find records in 1167 of a Guillaume de Tremblay who made a gift of a vast domain of land to the Trappist monastery. Then we skip to Gervais du Tremblay, a blacksmith, who built a forge on lands adjoining the Trappist monastery in Tourouvre, Perche, France. His descendants continued in this occupation in some line for several generations. One Tremblay of distinction is Father Joseph Tremblay, a man of great influence in the Richelieu administration in the early 1600's.. He was known as the confidant and lifelong associate of one of France's greatest statesman (Quarterly Review, April 1896). The forefather of Tremblay's in the New World was Pierre Tremblay. He was born at Saint-Malo de Randonnai about 1626. He came to Canada in August 1647. We are the largest family in North America that can trace their ancestry to one man.
Statue dedicated to founders of Baie St Paul, Quebec
Pierre Tremblay, one of original founders
Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes (Collection Tanguay), Québec, 1608 à 1890 ancestry.com
Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1647.
He married Ozanne Achon
2 October 1657
in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
The couple had (at least) 12 children.
was born 18 July 1633
in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
She died 24 December 1707
in L'Ange-Gardien, Québec, Canada
She was the daughter of Jean Achon and Hélène Regourde dite Regnaud.
Pierre Tremblay died abt. 14 April 1687
in L'Ange-Gardien, Québec, Canada.
Quebec, Genealogical Dictionary of Canadian Families (Tanguay Collection), 1608-1890 (in French) Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Pierre Tremblay - Ancestor of All Tremblays of America
All members of the numerous Tremblay families of North America are descendants of Pierre Tremblay, born in 1626 in Randonnai, a small village of Perche, a former province of north...Read MORE...
1630 - France The parish registers (Randonnai) begin in 1630. The birth of Pierre Tremblay could not be found. Added: 11/27/2013 8:33:48 AM - Beckie Updated: 11/27/2013 8:34:17 AM - Beckie
1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.
1638 - King Louis XIV born in France History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon
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1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne
Notes Pierre arrived in Quebec August 6, 1647. he worked on the docks and in the store of Mr. Noel Juchereau des Chatelets. After a few years, he worked on farms near St. Anne de Beaupre. He married Ozanne Achon on Oct. 2, 1657 in Quebec. On April 4, 1659, he was given a farm on the St. Lawrence River nea...Read MORE...
September 19, 1652 Pierre Tremblay, residing in New France, promises to pay his mother, Jeanne Coignet, 40 livres he borrowed to meet his family's needs. Added: 11/27/2013 8:36:16 AM - Beckie Updated: -
1657 Marriage / Partner Pierre Tremblay and Ozanne Achon 2 October 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1658 Birth of Child Marie-Madeleine Tremblay was born 9 July 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June).
1659 Birth of Child Anonyme Tremblay was born 17 August 1659, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal.
Histoire de la paroisse de l'Ange-Gardien "L'an 1664, le dix-huitième jour d'octobre, à l'issue de la messe célébrée dans la maison de Jean Trudelle, en conséquence de la convo cation par deux fois réitérée par M. des Maize- rets y faisant pour lors les fonctions curiales, par l'ordre de Monseigneur l'illustrissime révé- rendissime Evêque d...Read MORE...
1664 Birth of Child Jacques Tremblay was born 19 June 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer)
1665 Birth of Child Marguerite Tremblay was born 2 October 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer)
1666 Habittans de Beaupré pierre Tremblé - 40 habittant
Anne Achon - 33 sa femme
Marie Tremblé - 7 fille
pierre Tremblé - 5 fils
Michel Tremblé - 3 fils
Jacques Tremblé - 20 mois Fils
Et Marguerite Tremblé - 4 mois fille The first census of New France (1666)
http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1666 Added: - Beckie Updated: -
1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French.
Census of 1667 by Marcel Gelinas The ancestor of the most prolific of French Canadian families is listed here as a resident of Cote de Beaupre. He is Pierre Tremblay, age 40 and his wife Anne Ozanne Achon is 35. With them are five young children but more will follow.
Pierre Tremblay has more descendents in North America than any...Read MORE...
1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants.
1667 Birth of Child Louis Tremblay was born 29 September 1667, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer)
1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several a...Read MORE...
1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries.
1669 Birth of Child Louise Tremblay was born 20 October 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La-Visitation-de-Notre-Dame du Chateau-Richer)
1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2).
1689 December 5, 1689, at the marriage of his daughter Louise, Ozanne Achon is called widow of the late Pierre Tremblay . It appears last on the marriage of his daughter Margaret, April 24, 1687. The autumn of 1688 was that of one great epidemic which caused almost 1,400 victims. His wife is also mention...Read MORE...
A Prolific Canadian Family Creates Identification Problems by Harman W. Nichols ARVIDA, QUE. MAY 6 (UP) - This section of Quebec is home of the fabulous Tremblay tribe.
There are more Tremblays hereabouts than there are Roosevelts in N.Y., Smith in Illinois, or fish in a well-stocked pond.
The Tremblay clan can trace it's family tree to the gentleman named Pierre Tremblay...Read MORE...
Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Find A Grave Memorial# 65121612
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